Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Pin It Now! I've always LOVED porches decorated with those Christmas trees in pots. BUT, they are just too expensive for me to justify buying in this stage of my life. So, when I saw the tomato cage idea on Pinterest, I figured I'd give it a try.

I took an old tomato cage that I had in my backyard and turned it upside down. The pointy things should be at the top. I just bent those in toward each other. I didn't need to secure them together with wire or anything. It should look like a cone at this point.

I didn't have that really pretty garland that looks like real Christmas tree branches. :( I just used what I had and even had to go buy a little more. It cost me about $7 at Wal-mart. Anyway, I started at the bottom of the tomato cage and wrapped the garland round and round until I reached the top. I tucked the end down in the back and that's it. Well, I added a strand of 100 white lights, too. The lights were free because of a $20 gift card I earned from Fry's. So, altogether the tree cost about $7.

Maybe next year I can make another one so I will have one on each side of my front door! For now, I will have to be content with this one. At night it looks pretty all lit up. Can't tell it's a tomato cage tree. :)

The pictures on Lucy Designs are so much prettier and it looks like the "good" garland was used. So make sure to look at them before you make yours!

Tomato cage trees work for me!

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1 comment:

Kim said...

I think that looks great!!


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